Eastern Twists Ride Preview
What makes this 220 mile ride unique
is the quality and quantity of great curvy roads. This ride vies
for the title of best curvy ride in the Northeast. The ride starts with a
scenic ride on NY Route 86 along the West Branch Ausable River
to the base of
Whiteface Mountain. Whiteface Mountain is where the
downhill skiing events were held at both the 1932 and the 1980
Whiteface Mountain Base
Continue north along the
river on twisty Haselton Road to Ausable Forks. Turn south and follow the East Branch Ausable
River to Keene. Turn left onto twisty Essex CR 13 Hurricane Road.
This is the first of the great twisty roads on this ride.
Turn left on follow Route 9N east to
the Stewarts in Elizabethtown. Rest up for the great riding
This next section is some of the
best riding in the Northeast. Follow twisty
Lincoln Pond Road
south to Witherbee. The combination of twists and views along
the Lake are tough to beat.
Lincoln Pond Road
Turn right onto amazing
Ensign Pond Road.
This road is one of the very best curvy roads in the
Ensign Pond Road
Next comes the great Essex Loop of
Essex CR 84 (Boreas Road),
Route 28N, and
great & twisty
Hoffman Road. This loop has
Just before the turn onto Hoffman Road is a nice scenic
BONE view at Olmsteadville Dam.
Leave the dam and ride great & twisty
This road is an awesome combination of curves and elevation
Catch your breath and
get lunch at
Flanagan's Pub in Schroon Lake.
Flanagan's Pub & Grill
After lunch, walk across the street
to admire the nice view at Schroon Lake.
Get back on the bike and follow Route 9 north and
then NYS Route 74 past Paradox Lake. Turn left on
Essex CR 2 (Corduroy Road) / Essex CR 47 (Amy
Hill Road) and follow
to Essex CR 7. Route 7 is a great ride here and is a great
warmup for Tracy Road.
is one of the best twisty roads in the region. The west end has
some of the best curves anywhere. You will be very tempted to
turn around and ride this one again.
Turn right on NY Route 9 and follow
it north to the Stewart's in Elizabeth. You should have a big
grin by this point.
The ride ends with some more twisty
fun on Hurricane Road
again (in the opposite direction) and a scenic run on Scenic NY Route 73 past Cascade Lake to
the hotel in Lake Placid.